Mix Up a Good Time with Scorpion Mezcal and Mexican Chocolate

If there’s one thing I love pairing with mezcals, it’s chocolate.  When you find a great quality mezcal that can hold it’s own against a dark chocolate, pair it.  The flavor combinations will open your palate to a whole new world of flavorful delights.  Here are just a few suggestions for pairing with the Scorpion … Read more

Be a Barbeque Hero with Del Bravo Tequilas

Be a barbeque hero this summer with these great recipes using Del Bravo’s tequilas – prepare at home or bring them to your next family or work event to really impress! The true beauty of all of the selected recipes below is that they can all be prepared the night before a big barbeque event … Read more

Happy Valentine’s Day from Embajador Tequila

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you ever wondered what to pair with tequila for a Valentine’s celebration?  Embajador Tequila has put together a Pinterest board to help you with surprising your Valentine, or maybe just treating yourself and friends, to some delightful holiday pairings. If you’ve had Embajador, you’ll know that the orange groves surrounding their … Read more

Santo Diablo Mezcal King Ranch Chicken Recipe

Most King Ranch Chicken recipes are pretty bland and not at all what you might expect from a Tex Mex standard. The beautiful thing about King Ranch Chicken is that everybody has a different recipe (and ours is the best). Since we prefer our food on the spicy side, we make our King Ranch Chicken … Read more

Christmas Panettone with Embajador Tequila Recipe

If you’ve tasted Embajador Tequila then you know that there’s always just a hint of orange. If you’ve visited the Embajador Distillery then you’ll know why. Orange groves surround their agave fields. It is because of this unique and very intentional terroir that Embajador Tequila pairs exceptionally well with orange, cloves, cinnamon, and Christmas! That’s … Read more

Hail Cheesers!

[From September 11 to October 2, 2016, Tequila Aficionado Media, sponsored by 34 expressions representing 21 brands, embarked on a monumental RV road show dubbed, The Heartland Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and epic–highlights.  *FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Dia de Los Muertos & Heartland Tour had to be … Read more

Mike Morales’ Puerco Pibil Recipe with Soltado Tequila

[Soltado Tequila was a paid sponsor of the Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour and paid a nominal fee to be mentioned here and on our networks as we saw fit.  In the interest of full disclosure, we didn’t want to love Soltado but we do.  It makes an amazing Puerco Pibil.]  Sharing this recipe could get … Read more

De La Tierre Maple Tequila Scones Recipe

 The Tequila Test Kitchen is Always Open We do a lot more cooking with tequila than we actually let on and it seems we should be sharing a lot more of our recipes with you. A few brands, like De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila and Diva Tequila, have opted in to our Tequila Test … Read more

Corner Restaurant Fuels the Fire of Austin’s Craft Tequila Scene

[In mid-February 2016, at the suggestion of Andres Garcia, Regional Sales Manager of award winning Embajador tequila, Tequila Aficionado Media met with Brian Jaymont, General Manager of the Corner Restaurant, inside the JW Marriott in the heart of Austin, Texas. We were first exposed to the fine hospitality of the JW Marriott on our second visit to the Texas Nightclub … Read more

De La Tierre Tequila Maple Cinnamon Truffles

Tequila Test Kitchen After judging some stupendous Suerte Tequila Truffles by Piece, Love & Chocolate for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards, I decided to take truffles to the Tequila Test Kitchen.  The people at De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila were kind enough to provide us with samples for experimenting, so I made a variation … Read more